Mid Century White Lidded Butter Dish by Wedgwood & Grimwades
A nice example of a vintage lidded white ironstone cheese or butter dish, dating from the mid twentieth Century.
On first inspection, this is a complete plain white ceramic lidded butter crock, which is also ideal for use as a small cheese dish. However, a quick study of the marks on both the base and lid highlights that they have been made by different makers. The top has been made by the famous Grimwood factory, and the base by Wedgwood.
Although they are not part of the same set, this whiteware piece has been very closely matched and it is not at all obvious that they are not part of the same set. Both English pieces were produced in the 1950s, and are very close in colour and shape. The lid also fits snugly into place on the base. The result is a charming, pretty and affordable piece of collectable white ironstone.
Both the lid and base are in excellent condition, with no chips or cracks. There is a small patch of crazing on the top of the base, together with a few odd spots of discoloration. Overall, though, they make an excellent set both for display and day to day use.
Length, 19.5cm; Width, 16.5cm; Height, 11cm. The lid measures 15cm long by 11cm wide.
UK delivery included, international delivery £20.00 maximum.